Lake Ann

MODERATE 29 reviews
#8 of 85 trails in

Lake Ann is a 9.4 mile out and back trail located near Maple Falls, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2575 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

lake

views

The trail starts in cool woods and descends about 2 miles and 800 feet to a lush meadow and Swift Creek. Then the trail switches uphill 1000 feet through boulder fields and meadows. At about 4 miles you reach the saddle above Lake Ann. The close-up view of Mt. Shuksan and its glaciers is unforgettable. Now and again you hear the crack and crash of ice calving off the glaciers and the roar of dozens of waterfalls.

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2 months ago

Stunning views, muddy trek.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Even in the rain, the views didn't disappoint. Terrain was a bit unstable in some places, but nothing too crazy. Lots of pikas and birds were frolicking about and the sun came out a few times. Beautiful hike!

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3 months ago

I absolutely LOVED this hike and would consider it one of the most beautiful I've been on! It's definitely challenging but well worth the effort! We did this about a week ago and the only complaint I have are in regard to all of the bugs... so definitely bring bug spray (and plenty of water)!!!

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4 months ago

From the forest to the meadow and creeks, to where the trail weaves through fallen boulders and puts you at the picturesque lake. Wow! Go in late summer - you can enjoy some wildflowers and blewbs! Layer, layer, layer. This trail gets hot & cold quickly. Well maintained trail, fully paved road on the way up.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Enjoy this hike very much very picturesque very colorful in the fall, only complaint I have is the dog crap smell

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hikes on 9/16/16 Good trail with great views.
blueberries along the trail
Parking fills up quickly at trailhead

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pretty challenging in areas especially near the end. We did it without much gear, and most the other hikers we saw out there had hiking poles and other gear. Definitely pack a lunch! Ended up taking us about 6 hours and about 10 miles according to my pedometer. Also very rocky in some areas which was hard to walk stable through so watch your step!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

This challenging hike is loaded with gorgeous views at every turn. It is Mother Nature at her finest. From woodsy trails to rocky slide areas to green valleys, this trail has it all. It starts by going down to the valley and then up and over another ridge. A short distance after that, Lake Ann comes into view. It is a beautiful little lake nestled between 2 ridges. We ate our picnic lunch on the ridge overlooking the lake on one side and the glacial ice on the other. The ridge was covered in wildflowers. It was a little piece of Heaven on earth. The return hike was tiring as we traversed the many switchbacks to the trailhead. This is a must do hike for all hiking enthusiasts.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Took us about 9-10 hours including lunch, but the view was well worth it.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015